From small things come big ideas.
With over 25 years experience in the design field developing visual marketing communication campaigns geared toward government, non-profit and business audiences. Before beginning her career, Val attended West Virginia University where she obtained a BFA in graphic design. After graduation her career path lead to Washington DC. She has served as an award-winning creative director for both creative agencies and internal communications departments, building and inspiring creative teams in the design field.
During her career, she served as creative director for government contractors GTE Government and DynCorp where she over saw the design, implementation, and management of a new umbrella image and brand across the companies . After leaving the government arena, she served as creative director for the MKT Group - a communications firm focused on government brand communications. During this time, she lead campaigns for the U.S. Air Force and the Department of Education. She went on to serve as associate creative director for Sage Communications and most recently creative partner with SQN Communications before leaving to focus on This is Think.
Val has won numerous creative awards and is currently working towards and MFA in Media Design.
American Marketing Association (Washington DC)
Addy Award, Graphic Design
International Association of Business Communicators, Best of Virginia Award
ARC International Award for Annual Reports
International Association of Business Communicators, Annual Reports Award
Silver Inkwell Award, Communications Campaign
National Museums Directors Award, Marketing Literature
Design is my passion.
I believe a great design cannot happen without the passion behind it. This passion encompasses respect for individual thought, multiple talents, listening to different points of view and overall creativity. When these occur simutaneously, the result is clear - a great communications piece that speaks volumes in the marketplace. This is our ultimate goal.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Who have we provided design solutions for?
ActionAid International USA
American Assoc. of Geriatric Psychiatry
American Farmland Trust
American Forest and Paper Association
American International Automobile Dealers Association
American Medical Directors Association
American Red Cross
American Resort Development Association
AT&T Government Group
Bennett Insurance Agency
Booz Allen Hamilton
Department of Defense (U.S. Air Force)
Department of Education
Development Gateway Foundation
Duke Ellington Jazz Festival
Elite Mortgage Capital
Farm to Fork
Farmers Market Coalition
Federal Aviation Administration
Goodwill of Greater Washington
GTE Healthcare Systems
GTE Information SystemsHoward Hughes Medical Institute
Internal Revenue Service
Loudoun Community Health Center
Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, Chtd.
National Institutes of Standards and Technology
National Park Foundation
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Prince Georges County
RCW Communications, Inc.
SOS Childrens Villages
Swissport (a division of Swissair)
TBS (Technology & Business Solutions LLC)
The Delrose Group
The Kennedy Center
The Mkt. Group, Inc.
The Ocean Conservancy
University of Southern California
Urban Land Institute
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A Woman-Owned Small Business
Washington, D.C, Northern Virginia and Metro Maryland